Evanston’s Block Museum “In the Picture”

edwardsteichenLos Angeles financier Richard Hollander and his wife Jackie own a private collection of more than 500 Edward Steichen photographs. Their highly coveted collection includes Steichen’s landscapes and city scenes, as well as his celebrity and fashion images. Now Mr. Hollander will be making Steichen’s work accessible to the public by giving three American museums some of these vintage photographs. Along with New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Evanston’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University will each receive more than 40 works. Block Museum Director Lisa Corrin calls the gift “transformative”. After these donations, the Hollanders plan on keeping some and giving others to museums internationally. “I’d like to share my vision with the world” Mr Hollander said. How lucky that he’s sharing it with our community. You can read more in today’s NYT article here.



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